Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the lead White House doctor, said on Jan. 16 that President Trump’s “overall health is excellent.” (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post)

When President Donald J. Trump’s doctor Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson reported the president’s “overall health” as being “excellent,” questions pertaining to the naval doctor’s competence where immediately asked.

“The president’s overall health is excellent,” Jackson said, “Hands down, there’s no question that he is in the excellent range. … I put out in the statement that the president’s health is excellent, because his overall health is excellent. … Overall, he has very, very good health. Excellent health.”

The doctor repeated the word excellent so many times, it makes one wonder what it is Jackson is hiding.

The medical report is reminiscent a financial ledger referenced in the 2017 Kenneth Branagh directed mystery crime drama “Murder on the Orient Express.”

If you have seen the film, you might recall a scene where famed Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) discusses with Hector MacQueen (Josh Gad) a matter pertaining to Edward Ratchett’s (Johnny Depp) ledger.

MacQueen was Ratchett’s secretary. He was responsible for keeping an accurate record of his boss’ business dealings.

Poirot is seeking a specific word to describe exactly the content of Ratchett’s ledger. When the detective uses the French word “chocolat,” Orient Express Director Bouc (Tom Bateman) presented his friend with the word he had been seeking, “fudge.” The ledger is “full of the fudge,” Poirot says.

The figures in the ledger had been fudged to reflect a significantly lower profit. The figures in Trump’s medical report seems to have been fudged in a comparable manner.

Trump’s height and weight were both reported to reflect a significantly healthier president than that which we have.

Despite the obvious inaccuracies presented in Trump’s medical report, he is not exactly the most unhealth president these United States has ever had the misfortunate to occupy the Oval Office.

While Trump is seemly approaching obesity, Presidents Grover Cleveland and William Taft were obese. Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th Presidents; whereas, Taft was the 27th President.

Cleveland is thus far the only president in the history of these United States to have held presidency in two non-consecutive terms. All other presidents which had been elected to two terms saw both four years periods run consecutively.

Known for overeating, heavy alcohol consumption and frequently seen smoking cigars, Cleveland was also prone to a spot of gout. While Taft was also prone to gout, he also suffered from sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmia and gallstones.

Referenced by Scott Bomboy of the National Constitution Center’s Constitution Daily and Alexis Coe of The New York Times, the story pertaining to Taft having become stuck in his bathtub is not true. Despite the story having been proven false, considering he weighed approximately 340lbs, it remains plausible.

Even with previous presidents having tended towards unhealthy behaviours, it does not support the fudging of medical records pertaining to the current unhealthy president.